Build-A-Bear event forces closure of lines due to safety concerns

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Authorities say that a national event at the Build-A-Bear Workshop Thursday was so popular that it had to close its lines in the U.S. due to crowd and safety concerns.

Pay Your Age Day allowed guests to create a furry friend, with payment determined by how old the individual making the bear was.

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Older guests paid a maximum of $29.  The minimum price for a bear was $1.

Guests could also pay their age for an unstuffed furry friend and come back to have the full Build-A-Bear Workshop experience at a later date

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